Wonder Woman #19

Wonder Woman #19

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Tony Akins, Dan Green Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

What is the one way Wonder Woman can stop Orion?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 17, 2013

    If you thought the gatefold cover was just a way to garner sales, you will be happy to know that what happens on the cover just might happen inside the comic. It's a very entertaining scene that completely catches the reader by surprise but still manages to be very good. The issue itself is great: it feels like a continuation of what we've been reading for the last two years but also feels fresh and new -- the story feels invigorated. It's an accessible read which will be pretty easy for new readers to pick up and begin following along, and I think it is one issue that really does a good job establishing who this version of Wonder Woman is. Gorgeous art and a fantastic story will leave you looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 17, 2013

    Normally I feel jarred and a tad bit sad when regular series artist Cliff Chiang misses an issue, but Tony Akins and Goran Sudzuka do such a great job here that it's impossible to complain. The design of regular-sized Poseidon works better than his gargantuan form, and what goes on inside is a most welcome scene of utter badassery as the First Born dismembers a crab guard and uses his claw as a weapon. That might be enough for a normal comic, but Azzarello delivers an even better moment between Wonder Woman and Orion that just might go down as my favorite in the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Apr 18, 2013

    Brian Azarello writes these characters so, so well, and imagines Diana's mythological world so, so well, that no matter what the story, it's just worth it to hang out in this world for a couple dozen pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 23, 2013

    As someone that has never been a Wonder Woman fan I continue to find myself more and more invested in the intriguing tale that Brian Azzarello is weaving in this series. Wonder Woman #19 does a great job spotlighting all of the aspects in the series that make this one of the best comic books being published by DC Comics. Azzarello is able to move many of the chess pieces he has set into a position where I cannot wait to see how Wonder Woman handles this war between the Twelve Olympians. If you havent checked out Wonder Woman I highly recommend you do so because it is a true standout in the sea of all the superhero comics out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Apr 19, 2013

    It's a great issue with only a few things here and there to bring it down. Overall, however, this is a solid Wonder Woman installment! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Apr 19, 2013

    As we round out year two of Wonder Woman it's evident that things won't be slowing down much. Diana has some huge adversaries to face in the next couple of issues and she'll be visiting New Genesis soon, so needless to say 2013 is looking to be another great year for Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Victor Correa Apr 19, 2013

    Goran Sudzuka and Tony Akins tackle the art together. Again, I'm sad that Cliff Chiang still hasn't rejoined the series. But Sudzaka and Akins art are so similar that I never knew when the change in artists happened. So it's nice to have that cartoony look that made me fall in love with the series in the first place. But While there are two artists here, the art does lack a great deal of detail, environments are very plain and characters, even main characters, in the background are never fully composed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 20, 2013

    I love adorable comics. I love characters who act like real people, and the scenes of Wonder Woman's family picking out a name for the baby are just great. I especially loved Hera's transformation into a likable character. Of course, this makes it even worse when Lenox and Orion decide to leave the group, since they were two of my favorite characters. It's especially unfortunate that Orion left how he did, in humiliated anger, because I thought he would make a fantastic supporting character to Wonder Woman. Oh well. Hopefully he'll come back, and he won't be a villain. I also really enjoyed the First Born, for once. Probably because I'm a big fan of Greek Myths, and it was just cool seeing Poseidon and Hades doing something again. As for Apollo and his crew, they don't seem very threatening just yet. Hopefully Azzarello can build them up into better villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Apr 26, 2013

    It's almost… good. Rocafort could be one of the great Superman artists if he were teamed with a writer that took a firmer hand in dictating how he tells his story. As it is, he's really good at capturing the scale of Superman's power, but his narrative style has no flow to speak of. While his drawings are undeniably pretty, there's just no momentum. Then, there's barely any momentum in the script. For all of Lobdell's neat or fun ideas, there's just nothing hooking them together. If there were, we might have something.Wonder Woman Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 17, 2013

    "Wonder Woman" #19 is another solid issue in an always fun series. Azzarello and company have clearly kicked off another six months or so of stories to form the fourth collection here; it's much to their credit that I'm not willing to wait until that collection surfaces, though. Good times. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 18, 2013

    Still a bit of a roundabout, low-key issue, but all the signs are in place for things to get a lot crazier from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Apr 17, 2013

    Over the last year, Brian Azzarellos Wonder Woman has quietly become DCs best title, a smart, ambitious action story thats built a fantastic new supporting cast for the Amazing Amazon and kept the character firmly entrenched in mythology both Greek and, in a brilliant twist, Kirbys epic Fourth World. Wonder Woman #19 isnt a particularly great issue of the series, but it does a fantastic job of showing us just how fragile Wonder Womans band of allies is and just how pronounced the forces arrayed against them are. To say that this issue, primarily set-up for the big conflicts to come, is akin to Azzarello moving pieces around on a chess board in preparation for a big move would be insulting; one of the primary charms of Wonder Woman (and of this issue in particular) is that it never feels like the plot is railroading the characters, but that the characters are so well-defined that everything that happens feels like a natural consequence of their personalities. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 18, 2013

    It took me longer than most, but I think it might be time to put down Wonder Woman for a while. With issue #19, Brian Azzarello continues his vision of the Amazon princess that's more family drama and less, well, Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Apr 21, 2013

    Not a lot happened, in terms of story, but it helped set up the next arc. Unfortunately for me, the next arc is basically the same as the previous, which I didn't care for. But I suppose things have been worse. The dialogue is fun and the art was nice enough. Read Full Review

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